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May 19 Historical Events

The following events took place on May 19. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 46 events. Showing 1 - 20.

  • 639
    Ashina Jiesheshuai and his tribesmen assaulted Emperor Daizong at Jiucheng Palace.
  • 715
    Pope Gregory II is elected.
  • 1051
    Henry I of France is married to Anne of Kiev.
  • 1445
    John II of Castile defeats the Infantes of Aragon at the First Battle of Olmedo.
  • 1499
    Catherine of Aragon is married by proxy to Arthur, Prince of Wales. Catherine is 13 and Arthur is 12.
  • 1535
    French explorer Jacques Cartier sets sail on his second voyage to North America with three ships, 110 men, and Chief Donnacona’s two sons (whom Cartier had kidnapped during his first voyage).
  • 1536
    Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII of England, is beheaded for adultery, treason, and incest.
  • 1542
    The Prome Kingdom falls to the Taungoo Dynasty in present-day Burma.
  • 1568
    Queen Elizabeth I of England orders the arrest of Mary, Queen of Scots.
  • 1643
    Thirty Years’ War: French forces under the duc d'Enghien decisively defeat Spanish forces at the Battle of Rocroi, marking the symbolic end of Spain as a dominant land power.
  • 1649
    An Act of Parliament declaring England a Commonwealth is passed by the Long Parliament. England would be a republic for the next eleven years.
  • 1655
    The Invasion of Jamaica begins during the Anglo-Spanish War.
  • 1743
    Jean-Pierre Christin developed the centigrade temperature scale.
  • 1749
    King George II of Great Britain grants the Ohio Company a charter of land around the forks of the Ohio River.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: A Continental Army garrison surrenders in the Battle of The Cedars.
  • 1780
    New England’s Dark Day: A combination of thick smoke and heavy cloud cover causes complete darkness to fall on Eastern Canada and the New England area of the United States at 10:30 A.M.
  • 1802
    Napoleon Bonaparte founds the Legion of Honour.
  • 1828
    U.S. President John Quincy Adams signs the Tariff of 1828 into law, protecting wool manufacturers in the United States.
  • 1845
    Captain Sir John Franklin and his ill-fated Arctic expedition depart from Greenhithe, England.
  • 1848
    Mexican–American War: Mexico ratifies the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo thus ending the war and ceding California, Nevada, Utah and parts of four other modern-day U.S. states to the United States for US$15 million.

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